Cyberpunk 2077 was easily the most talked about game of this year’s E3. Its trailer reveal during the Microsoft Press Conference showed off many of the vibrant and equally grim locales in the game, and developer CD Projekt Red subsequently wowed attendees with a private gameplay demo that ran almost an hour. It showed that same demo again at Gamescom, and finally, at long last, it’s revealed that to the public.

Now that everyone is able to get a taste of what Cyberpunk 2077 is all about, we’re looking back at some of what we learned about the games over the past few months. 2077 is based on the original Cyberpunk 2020 pen and paper RPG, and creator Mike Pondsmith has been a regular collaborator with CD Projekt Red on the new game. Back at E3, we were able to talk with him about the development of the game, his work with the Witcher devs, and just how much effort goes into bringing Cyberpunk 2077 to life.